Second electric car from SsangYong coming in 2023

Since March stands with the Korando e-Motion the first electric car from the South Korean manufacturer SsangYong at dealerships. With the Torres, the brand is now giving a glimpse of a new model that, like the Korando, will also be offered as a pure electric vehicle.

The car developed under the project name J100 is “an SUV in its purest form” and the harbinger of the new design philosophy “Powered by Toughness”, the company explains. The first pictures provide an impression of the vehicle, which is to roll to Korea in the summer and then to Europe in a fully electric version in 2023.

According to SsangYong, the name of the series is inspired by the Torres del Paine National Park, which stretches over mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers in Patagonia in southern Chile. The new Torres should “impart a sense of adventure, freedom and robustness”. The images that have now been published give a foretaste of the design and the future design language.

In the interior, which cannot yet be seen, the South Koreans promise generous space and “excellent” use of space. In addition, there are numerous practical functions that make the Torres the “perfect companion for leisure activities such as camping and discovery tours in nature”.


“With the Torres we are filling the gap between mid-size SUVs like the Korando and larger models in the D/E segment like the Rexton. With this step, we are creating an additional market segment that opens up new growth opportunities for us, especially if we successively develop the product range,” says a SsangYong spokesman.

The manufacturer has not yet revealed any technical details about the Torres. The smaller one already available Korando e-Motion with a length of 4.45 meters is driven by a 140 kW/190 hp electric motor at the front, which provides a maximum torque of 360 Nm. The 61.5 kWh battery enables a range of 339 kilometers according to the WLTP standard. The e-SUV, which costs from 38,990 euros in Germany, can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in 33 minutes at public fast charging stations. At the wall box at home, charging is done overnight.

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